Oh my gosh... I LOVE this new fruit salad you guys. I generally don't like fruit salad and was very hesitant to even try this recipe but I couldn't help it. It looked so good when I saw it last night and I just happened to have everything I needed in the kitchen so I thought what the heck. I was however having a hard time getting past the thought of putting marshmallows in my fruit salad. I mean, that just doesn't sound right to me. I'm weird like that. A recipe has to make sense in my mind before I can try it so I wasn't sure I was going to do this one.
What changed my mind is that this recipe (Grandma's Creamy 5 Cup Fruit Salad) was made by Camille over at Six Sisters Stuff. If you're not familiar with their blog yet you really should check it out. Every single recipe that I've tried from their site I have LOVED (like I'm not going to share because it is that good kind of loved). Her original recipe has some variations that you might want to try so I've included the link so you can hop on over there and see what different kinds of things she suggests putting in your salad to make it even more amazing!
I've already decided that the next time I go to a barbecue and have to bring a dish I am totally bringing this! I can already see the compliments happening (and I really love compliments, hint-hint).
Creamy Fruit Salad w/ Vanilla Yogurt & Mini Marshmallows from The Best Blog Recipes
I only have 2 suggestions when you make this. First, drain your canned fruit like there's no tomorrow. Let it sit in a colander in a large bowl covered with saran wrap overnight so that your fruit salad won't be soggy and watery when you make it. This is a little tip that I learned from my mother -- thanks mom!
Second, have someone else home when you make this. Don't laugh. I'm serious. A child, your spouse, roommate -- anyone. If you don't you will be tempted to eat the whole bowl. I may or may not be speaking from experience and my stomach may or may not be hurting right now because I ate too much 😉
Creamy Fruit Salad with Vanilla Yogurt & Mini Marshmallows
- 1 11oz can of mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 20 oz can of pineapple chunks, drained
- 1 can of pear halves drained & cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- ¾ - 1 cup vanilla bean yogurt depending on how creamy you want it
- Drain all of your fruit really, really well.
- Put your drained fruit in a large bowl. Add mini marshmallows and vanilla yogurt and mix well.
- Chill in the refrigerator until cold and ready to serve (about 4 hours).
- Serve and enjoy!
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